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The Washington Post Local Education section provides coverage and analysis of schools, home school and education policy for DC, Maryland and Virginia. With in-depth coverage and analysis of Washington, DC education and schools, including DC charter schools, DC Schools Chancellor, DC teacher contract news and map of DC schools.
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Parent: Why school 'choice' doesn't mean the same thing to me as to Betsy DeVos

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
"Much of this makes me wonder why our leaders don’t embrace the 'first ​choice' so many parents and teachers advocate: the improvement of all public schools so that there are excellent​ schools in every neighborhood in America?"
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In the Trump era, here's how colleges can help veterans

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
A former college president urges selective schools to open their doors for vets.
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Teacher of the Year asks: Can we stop denigrating teachers now?

January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
"The narrative that public schools are failing, teachers are widely ineffective, and that politicians and business people are the ones to 'fix' all of these problems can sound more compelling than the truth."
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Columbia University explores historical ties to the slave trade

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Columbia University students and faculty members researched the college's history ties to the slave trade
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Hundreds of students, alumni from DeVos's Christian college oppose her nomination as education secretary

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Their concerns are listed in a letter being sent to members of the Senate panel that will vote on her nomination by President Trump.
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DeVos receives praise at ‘National School Choice Week’ rally

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump’s education pick has drawn stiff opposition, but many advocates for vouchers and charters see her as a great choice.
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National coalition of attorneys general launches effort to stop embattled college accreditor

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
A group, including Maryland and the District's top prosecutors, want to stop one of the largest national accreditation agencies from resuming its job.
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Sen. Alexander defends DeVos, says Dems are 'desperately' searching for reasons to reject her

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Key Republican praises DeVos's track record of advocacy for vouchers and charter schools.
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Diane Ravitch to Sen. Alexander: Yes, Betsy DeVos is an education extremist. Don't confirm her as education secretary.

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Ravitch, who used to work for Alexander at the Education Department, writes open letter to her former boss.
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Sen. Alexander: Betsy DeVos is not an education extremist and should be education secretary

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
President Trump’s nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary may well have resulted in the most contentious confirmation process among his Cabinet picks. DeVos’s supporters say she is a strong supporter of school “choice” who will not harm traditional public schools, while her critics say that her decades-long activism in education show […]
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D.C. Public Schools principal of the year leads Banneker High School

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
School officials tout Anita Berger’s work in improving the school’s graduation rate and academic achievement.
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If Trump really wants to fix troubled schools, here are five things he could do

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
A different look at how to improve public education.
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Betsy DeVos's ethics review raises further questions for Democrats and watchdogs

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats and ethics watchdogs say there are important unanswered questions about the considerable financial interests — including, it appears, in education-related companies — that DeVos will continue to hold.
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University of Phoenix sale clears a crucial hurdle

January 25, 2017 - 1:00am
The Higher Learning Commission, a college accreditation agency, has cleared the way for the $1.1 billion sale of the school's parent company to a group of investors.
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New rules aim to fix problem of thousands of student transfers during school year

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
More than 10,000 students change schools in the middle of the school year in D.C., but not much is known about why they move.
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Curriculum matters: How these four schools engage all students in learning

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Eighth in a series about winners in the Schools of Opportunities project.
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Democrats request another hearing for DeVos, Trump's education pick, before confirmation vote

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats want more time to ask DeVos questions, Republicans say they already have asked more than 1,000.
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Navient CEO Jack Remondi: CFPB is more interested in filing lawsuits than fixing student loan servicing

January 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Jack Remondi insists Navient has a strong track record of keeping people out of default and enrolling them in affordable repayment plans, despite the constraints of the poorly designed federal student loan program.
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How a small high school learned to challenge every student

January 23, 2017 - 1:00am
It began with naming an International Baccalaureate coordinator who had never taught an IB class.
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What Trump said when he signed the executive order on Betsy DeVos, his education nominee

January 23, 2017 - 1:00am
He didn't say anything like this about any other of the other nominees whose papers he signed.
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